Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Anthony Davis to Host American Lyric Theater's 'Freshly Brewed' at Opera America Jan. 30

[Anthony Davis]

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 – by BWW News Desk
“American Lyric Theater (ALT) is pleased to announce that composer Anthony Davis will host the next event in the company's FRESHLY BREWED concert and master class series on Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 1:00 PM.

“The FRESHLY BREWED series was designed to give the public a chance to see inside the Composer Librettist Development Program Studio. ALT's flagship program, the Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP) is the only full time mentorship initiative for emerging operatic writers in the United States. Anthony Davis, internationally acclaimed composer of the operas X, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MALCOLM X, TANIA, AMISTAD, and WAKONDA'S DREAM, is a guest faculty member and artist mentor for the CLDP.

“Davis is known around the globe for his exciting works that draw from the lives of historical figures. January's FRESHLY BREWED event will be the culmination of his winter residency at ALT, during which composers and librettists in the CLDP have been exploring the challenges of dramatizing history for the opera stage.” “The concert will include a discussion about the use of the vernacular, and the balance between fact and fiction in dramatizations of history. A light brunch will also be served, providing an opportunity to meet and get to know the next generation of American operatic writers.

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